Author: Christine Bell
Series: Dare Me #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
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Down for the Count (A Dare Me Novel) (Entangled Brazen)
Truth or dare…
When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she’s saved by her best friend’s older brother—childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?
Galen had been counting on Lacey’s wedding to put her out of reach—and out of his mind—once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.
I love these Brazen books with there beautiful duo-toned colored covers. All the books in the Brazen Collection got added to my TBR list instantly. Take note this is the only time I will admit that I have been swayed by a cover because it doesn’t happen often…must be the designer in me. Despite the attractive covers, Down for the Count had me at the start and kept my attention for the entire 128-pages. This book had everything I would expect from a full fledge novel. A well planned plot, great main and secondary character development, just the right amount of angst and tons of humor. How Bell does it I don’t know but I was thoroughly entertained.
We are introduced to Lacey on the day of her wedding as she catches one of her bridesmaids in a provocative position with her fiancé in the linen closet of all places. Her fiancé proceeds to explain his way out of this embarrassing situation. Why even bother at this point? Pants around your ankles and cock assuming the position only means one thing to me.
“What it looks like is that you’re having sex with one of my oldest friends in the linen closet of our reception hall. Unless, of course, she’s lost something in her vagina and you were gallant enough to try and fish it out for her. With your penis. If that’s the case, I suggest using a larger lure.”
What a douche! With Lacey’s heart and world turned on its head, her good childhood friend Cat and brother Galen help her through this horrible transition. Cat deals with the mess of the wedding while Galen helps Lacey forget that the day even happened, armed with a bottle of Jack and an old fashion game of truth or dare. Before you know it, they are hopping on a plane to Puerto Rico. Why waste a honeymoon trip? How does this happen so quickly you ask? Well you haven’t met the man himself, Galen Thomas.
Galen was my initial foray into understanding the sex appeal of a professional fighter and let me tell you all, I was not disappointed. Now I understand why my fellow nerd, Nikki drools incessantly over MMA fighters. Galen is a professional boxer that has done well for himself. He posses a body that would rival any athlete and make grown ass women sigh uncontrollably. Galen is definitely a swoon worthy gem. Damn I am squeezing my thighs as I write this review. He is rough around the edges which only means his dirty talking abilities are top-shelf.
“I’ve dreamed of you and that hair. Of you taking my cock in your mouth, real slow. Sucking and licking until I felt like I’d explode. And right when I was about to come, I’d wrap my fist in that beautiful hair and use it to work you faster, harder over my cock until I came deep in your throat.”
Lordy be! Galen and Lacey have always had a fondness for each other and what better time to purse the obvious than on vacation. Lacey has her challenges and is not as knowledgeable in matters of the bedroom as Galen suspects but he is more than willing to show Lacey the way, so to speak! Lacey discovers more than she thinks is capable and all kinds of kinkiness ensue. Lots of self-discovery tends to happen on tropical vacations and Galen and Lacey are no exception to the rule.
At the heart of it all, life is too short to handle all the “what if’s”. Live life with all the multiple orgasms you can handle. Sorry, I meant to say live life freely and with no regrets. Hehehe!